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Golfing

Golfing in the Interlake can present you with some unique and challenging courses, gorgeous scenery and a view of our vast region as you travel to any of our golf courses. 

 

Test your golfing skills at one of the following member golf courses: 

Hecla Oasis Golf & Country Club

South Interlake Golf & Country Club



More information to follow....

Museums

Reflecting the Past while living in the present may be the greatest reason for mankind to preserve that past- when you know from where you came it is easier to predict a future!

Resting peacefully along the slow flowing Icelandic River the  Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village is comprised of homes of Icelandic, Ukrainian & Polish building styles, including a 1900 log cabin dismantled and moved here. See the Roman Numerals marking the logs, here the story of why it was done?

The village has a school, a church, a Parish hall from Poplarfield, Ukrainian bake oven, Hykaway Grist Mill & artifacts from the Winnipeg Beach Ukrainian Village as well as 2 tipis, storage and workshop. The neighbouring campground (seasonal) makes it a great place to stay and extend your museum visit. Across the river from the Town of Arborg, within walking distance of many amenities in town.

A.S. Hern gave his name to the town of Ashern. Why was this community named after him? What happened to make Ashern stand out in the Manitoba heritage archives? Take a trip up Hwy # 6 to the Ashern Pioneer Museum to garner that knowledge and more about this thriving community just east of the Lake Manitoba shore.

It's heritage was celebrated in 2012 when the town turned 100 years old, so more "tales" found there way when they honoured the pioneers from the community. Stop by and take part an opportunity to celebrate a unique piece from the province's history.

 

Step back in time to the days of the "Daddy Trains"!

In days past this train brought hundreds of "daddies" to town in the heyday of Winnipeg Beach and the communities along this Lake Winnipeg shoreline. Families would "live for the summer" at the cottage and daddies would travel Friday's after work for the weekend, returning on Sundays to the city. 

 

Heritage and Art joins in Dunnottar at the refurbished Dunnottar Train Station a stop on The WAVE Studio Artists Tour. Celebrate Canada's birthday, July 1st differently with one of the best small town parades. Don't forget to wear your "Red & White" proudly as you celebrate being a Canadian!

 

The Eriksdale Museum demonstrates the importance of a creamery to the farming community. This 1950's creamery has been restored and boasts many fascinating artifacts from the orginial days of creamery's in our towns & villages. Exhibits from the old St. John's Anglican Church are housed here also. A new info  centre is beside the Creamery with artifacts & tourism infro . During the summer months, a historic tour of Eriksdale can be arranged via the Creamery.

 

Have you ever dined in a museum? 
At the Hitch 'n Post Ranch you can experience country dining among artifacts used daily by the pioneers settling Canada. Explore and reminisce and see how many of the treasurers you can identify. Inside or out it is sure to provide you with a unique experience!

 

A unique Country Roadhouse filled with memorabilla from days long gone, Hunt's Country Roadhouse houses collections of metal signs, automotive items, toys, bottles, crocks, furniture, papers, western artifacts and much more. Everywhere you look you see collections of different objects, including barber chairs, gas pumps and some antique vehicles. This is a history lovers dream. Catering for groups up to 200 + this is perfect for the country flavour for any event. Great for weddings, fund raisers- do something different for your next office party as it offers an interesting walk down memory lane.

 

The Hudson Bay Company and the fur trade of the late 1700 & 1800's set the stage for the opening of western Canada. Lake Winnipeg & the Red River played important roles in this piece of history, with the oldest intact fur trade fort in Canada just north of Winnipeg. Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site sits along the Red River, and celebrates the history of both Aboriginal peoples of the area and the settlers that came to this new land. Experience the delicious taste of freshly baked bannock- that you learned how to make. Costumed interpreters breath life into the key parts of the fur trade history and the importance to the opening of the Canadian west.

 

Nautical heritage on the prairies may be rare until you visit our Inland Oceans—with Lake Manitoba & Lake Winnipeg & the Red River comes a marine history rich with tales and artifacts seen at the Marine Museum of Manitoba. Six ships proudly call the Selkirk Park home as they rest along side the Red River. From the elegant lounge of the S.S. Keenora to the workhorse that the Joe Simpson was, your visit will enrich your knowledge and pride in what makes Manitoba unique. 

The ghost tales are not so tall at the Marine Museum of Manitoba. You will wish to check out the Marine Museum at their Halloween Haunts each Octobe4r to learn some of the real ghostly happenings aboard these ships.

 

Icelandic history in Manitoba comes alive at the main site of the New Iceland Heritage Museum (Waterfront Towers on 1st Ave.) An 18 ft. high mural, artifacts, and ever changing displays makes this a place to visit. Icelandic settlers treasured their culture and their literature which clearly shows when you see the many artifacts left behind by early settlers of New Iceland. Learn the story of how they made their way to Canada.
At the Lake Winnipeg Visitor Centre you are presented with the history of Lake Winnipeg, the fishing industry,the lifeblood of many Icelandic families in the area.  

 

“Knowing your past lets you plot your future". St. Andrews Heritage Centre & Rectory celebrates life in the Red River area from before the fur traders and multicultural mix of settlers moved into this valley area. Just moved to the St. Andrews Rectory in spring of 2013 this heritage centre will settle into it's new old site and will be busy preparing and setting up exhibits and activities that will enhance your visit.

 

Take a stroll among the six buildings of the Woodlands Pioneer Museum located just off of Hwy #6 in the village of Woodlands. Enjoy the artifacts of the pioneers that settled the Woodlands area in the 1800's, the pioneers that broke the land and toiled the soil. A church, two schools, a pioneer home, an equipment shed and the pioneer town gallery display the stories of these days, so drop by for a visit soon.

 

Hunting

Come and enjoy the outdoor fun for all seasons and all reasons with numerous beaches, swimming, fishing, hiking, bird watching, hunting and more within our Inland Oceans, Infinite Possibilities in the Interlake.For the avid hunter or fisherman the Interlake holds hundreds of secrets – the “best fishing spot” maybe and with outfitters ready to guide you on an adventure of a lifetime.

Try one of these members to stay at their lodge or guide you to a "best spot" for some memories to last a lifetime.

 

Bensons Big Rock Camp & Campground east of Gypsumville is the perfect getaway for your hunting & fishing trip. Found on Lake St. Martin it is a spot where you can go fishing and then take time out to explore the supposed meteorite crash that formed Big Rock.

 

Chesley's Resort & Campground in the Netley Creek/ Petersfield area offers the hunter or fisherman opportunities on the Red River, Lake Winnipeg and Netley Creek area. Marshes surround this area and are great hunting areas. Guide services available.

 

Nestled in  Broad Valley is the Country Harvest Inn offering B & B services in a separate house with full kitchen, living room & dining room. Hunting guide services available in area. 

 

When the busy summer season is done at Rubber Ducky Resort & Campground, hunters are welcomed to the B & B motel style rooms as well as the campground.

Heritage Sites

A long and vibrant history of early multicultural settlement in this area clearly defines who and what the Interlake is today. From the early beginnings of the Aboriginal nations to the Red River Settlement & the fur trade with the Hudson's Bay Company, the 1870's settlement of "New Iceland" to the waves of Ukrainian and Polish farmers that came to the Heart of the Interlake, our friendly Inland Oceans have welcomed all!

Resting peacefully along the slow flowing Icelandic River the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village is comprised of 6 homes of Icelandic, Ukrainian & Polish building styles, including a 1900 log cabin dismantled and moved from Lundi (Riverton) to just outside of Arborg. You can see the Roman Numerals used to mark the logs to ensure they went back in the right place. Added to the village is a school, a church, a Parish hall from Poplarfield, Ukrainian bake oven, Hykaway Grist Mill & artifacts from the former Winnipeg Beach Ukrainian Village as well as 2 tipis along with storage and workshop areas. 

Fresh cheese & butter were the products made from the milk once delivered to the Eriksdale Museumthe only complete creamery remaining today in Manitoba. Stop by to see how butter was made & you might even get a taste of some thats freshly churned on their Eriksdale Creamery Days each year on the 3rd weekend of August. 

 Hecla Historic Village in Hecla Provincial Park was first settled in 1876 by immigrants from Iceland & was part of "New Iceland" - which also included Gimli, Lundi (modern day Riverton) & Arborg. Today, Hecla Historic Village with the Community Hall, a log house, old Hecla Schoolhouse, Tomosson`s Boarding House, Hecla Church, dock, ice house, fishing boats, tool shed, with Hecla General Store & Solmundson Gesta Hus (Guest house). Self-guided walking tours or tours with a guide from , or attend a church service any y Sunday in summer at 11:00 in Hecla Church.

 The Hudson Bay Company and the fur trade of the late 1700 & 1800's set the stage for the opening of western Canada. Lake Winnipeg & the Red River played important roles in this piece of history, with the oldest intact fur trade fort in Canada just north of Winnipeg. Lower Fort Garry National Historic Site sits along the Red River, and today celebrates the history of both Aboriginal peoples of the area and the Scottish, German and English soldiers arriving at the fort and staying to settle these lands. With costumed interpreturs ensuring a unique experience as you partake in the daily life experiences of life at the fort. 

Visit Captain Kennedy House on River Road and allow the peace of the beautifully manicured English garden start your experience while you enjoy the view of the meandering Red River. Captain Kennedy House is CLOSED for renovations - gardens open in season.

The ghost tales are not so tall at the Marine Museum of Manitoba. Listen to the stories of the six ships at the only marine museum on the prairies. Celebrating the importance of Lake Winnipeg and the Red River area on opening up the west and as a major shipping route from west to east and north to south, passenger ships like S. S. Keenora and freighters like the Joe Bradbury live on to tell the tales. 

 All Aboard!

The Prairie Dog Central Railway is running on its track that lies next to the Prairie Dog Trail from Inkster Junction out to Grosse Isle and Warren. Ride the rails aboard a refurbished heritage railway car dating from c.1901 to 1913, pulled by either a 1882 steamer or a 1950's diesel engine. Always exciting for kids of all ages, with a variety of experiences that make the trip more than just a "train ride".


Go Back to the days of cart trails and early settlers!

The River Road Heritage Parkway is a heritage trail following the scenic Red River, which was once a Red River cart path and is the oldest "ROAD" offering visitors many interpretive displays, walkways, and historic landmarks along the way. Turn off on Hwy 9 onto Hwy 238 north of Perimeter Hwy 101. Along the Parkway you will see The Hay House [private residence], St. Andrews-on-the-Red Anglican Church, St. Andrews Rectory, Twin Oaks (built in1850s as a private girls school) and Captain Kennedy House. 

Over 100 years old the  St. Andrews Lock & Dam serves as the connection across the Red River at Lockport. It is not just a bridge, but a lifeline for residents & visitors. The project is one of three of its type in the world & took 10 years to build, calling for a movable dam that could raise its floodgates at any time, very important due to the ice jams in the spring that cancause damage to a permanent structure. With an under estimated cost of $150,000 put forward in 1910, the budget was broken when the final cost on completion came in at a whopping $3.5 million. Built to regulate water levels to allow for larger size ships to pass, St. Andrews Lock & Dam at Lockport has provided access for freight and passengers to open up trade routes from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg.

Against the prairie skyline of the west Interlake a "Prairie Sentinel" stands attesting to the agricultural base of the area. One of the last wooden grain elevators in the Interlake is found at the West Interlake Trading Co. site in Warren. Elevato rtours offer an insight into the workings of this prairie giant. The site is available for rentals for special events, weddings, conventions, or Christmas parties. This group arranges tours of the elevator and will develop custom experiences iincluding other West Interlake tourism attractions.

 

White Rock Monument at Willow Point

Erected on November 28, 2005 on Willow Island (just south of Gimli,)this location marks the spot where the first Icelandic settlers were thought to have landed on the shores of Lake Winnipeg. The white rock provided protection where Jon Johansson, the first Icelandic-Canadian child, was born on October 21, 1875. 

Take a stroll on the restored wooden Winnipeg Beach Boardwalk along the shores of Lake Winnipeg at -  and read the interpretive signs along the way.  Learn the rich history of this vibrant resort & vacation community. Memories of the grandeur of the early 1900's when the 14,000 square foot Pavilion Dance Hall & the 80 room Empress Hotel complete with its own orchestra, may be gone but not forgotten. 

Take a stroll among the six buildings of the Woodlands Pioneer Museum located just off of Hwy #6 in the village of Woodlands. Enjoy the artifacts of the pioneers that settled the Woodlands area in the 1800's, the pioneers that broke the land and toiled the soil. A church, two schools, a pioneer home, an equipment shed and the pioneer town gallery display the stories of these days, so drop by for a visit soon.

 

2017 Fall Suppers

With the coming of fall so comes the traditional fall suppers in local communities in the Interlake. Foods such as turkey, cabbage rolls & meatballs are accompanied by mashed potatoes and tasty turkey gravy. At some of the Fall suppers you may enjoy handmade perogies for that extra taste treat. Of course no supper would be complete without a slice of fresh homemade apple pie or pumpkin pie with whipped cream. 

Stop by your local community hall or church and enjoy a country traditional meal. 

These are just some of the suppers that you can find in the area: 

September 9th, 2017 - Winnipeg Beach Legion - call 204-389-2660

September 9th, 2017- Railway Fall Supper ( evening run)

An old-fashioned home-cooked turkey dinner and ride on vintage train           

Call 204-832-5259

September 17th, 2017 - Warren Fall Supper & Bake Sale

3pm - 6pm                Reservations not required                     Call 204-383-5017 

 REMAINDER OF THE 2017 FALL SUPPER LIST WILL BE HERE WITHIN DAYS

September 24th - Gunton Fall Supper

4pm - 7pm                                                                       Call 204-886-2886

September 24th - Senior Scene Fall Supper Victoria Beach

Sittings at: 5pm & 7pm                                                      Call Ruby at (204) 756-2524

September 25th - Argyle Fall Supper -Corrected date

Argyle Community Hall                                                       3pm - 6 pm

Reservations not  required

September 25th  - Meadows Community Club

Meadows on Hwy #221                                                       Sittings at 4:00 & 6:30

Reservations required] 204-322-5637

September 25th - Moosehorn Fall Dinner

Moosehorn Community Hall                                                 12:30pm

Contact Brenda 204-768-2799

October 1st - Inwood Harvest Luncheon & Dance

Luncheon at 12 noon                                                 Dance from 1:00- 4:00 p.m

Reservations required                                              Call 204-278-3391 or 204-886-2823 

October 9th - Gypsumville United Church Fall Supper

6pm                                                                       Gypsumville Community Hall

Call Dorothy 204-659-4507

October 10th - Woodlands Fall Supper

3pm - 6pm                                                                          Woodlands Hall

No Reservations required      Call 204-383-5295                        Take Out Available

October 16th - Stonewall Legion Fall Supper

4pm - 7pm                                                                         Reservations not required 

November 5, 2016- Silver Harvest Supper

  1-3pm                                                                    Silver Community Centre         $15/ adults,kids 6 years old and under are Free            Tickets at the door    

November 6th  - United Church Fall Supper

Eriksdale Recreation Centre                                            Contact Donna at 204-739 5573 

November 6th - South Interlake Rockwood Ag Society

"Last Chance Fall Supper"                                           The Red Barn Hwy #236 south of Stonewall  4pm - 7pm     No reservations needed             Take out available                                    Call 204-881-1204 or 204-4767-8789

 

November 6th- Eriksdale Fall Supper

4:30 -6 p.m.                                                            Eriksdale Recreation Centre

Take out and deliveries in town available                      204-739-5573 or 204-739-5525

 

Some of the meals are a Saturday night dinner and dance. It's always enjoyable to visit our communities as we celebrate the harvest. 

September 26th - Inwood Fall Supper & Dance

Call 204- 886-2823

September 26th - Poplarfield Fall Supper & Dance

Call 204-664-2117                                               Adults $20.00

October 15th - Fraserwood Fall Supper & Dance

Fraserwood Hall                                                  Call 204-643-5556

October 16th - Lundar Fall Supper  

Contact: 204-762-5957          

October 24th - Chatfield Fall Supper & Dance                                                     Chatfield Community Club                                    Call 204-644-5216

Adults $20.00 & Children ( 7-12 yrs)                       Children (6 and under) Free

October 22nd - Meadows Fall Dinner & Dance
Meadows Community Hall                                     Call 204-322-5394 for tickets
Cocktails at 6:00 p.m                                           Supper at 7:00 p.m
 
November 5th - Remembrance Day Supper & Dance
Faulkner Communuity Hall                                   Contact Joan 204-449-3164
 
** Interlake Tourism Association tries to ensure the above dates, phone numbers and times are correct, however at times it is out of our control. 

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